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31-03-2020 14:56

Maximum number of persons in vehicles during travel

In view of the contents of the Quarantine Law (Determination of Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19), Decree (No. 12) of 2020, and in particular paragraph 2 (g) thereof, the Department of Road Transport stresses that during transportation in taxis, private and / or other vehicles, the number of persons, including the driver, shall not exceed three.(EH)

31-03-2020 13:38

Foreign Ministry launches online platform and calls on Cypriots abroad to register

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that as of today 31/3/2020, at 13.00 Cyprus time, Cypriot citizens abroad can register on the new online platform, and appeals to all our compatriots abroad to do so as soon as possible.In the midst of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it is extremely important that all Cypriot citizens abroad register on the platform, as this will enable the Foreign Ministry to map more accurately the presence of Cy...

31-03-2020 13:21

Treatment of the negative consequences of the coronavirus by the Statistical Service

The Statistical Service of Cyprus, within the framework of preventive measures to address the negative effects of coronavirus and the need to limit its spread, announces that it has reorganized the way it performs its various tasks. Priorities have been set and teleworking is being implemented to the maximum extent possible.The Statistical Service has fully complied with the relevant state decrees and places the health and protection of all its employees as a priority, while ensuring the pro...

31-03-2020 13:01

Resuming of traditional postal services

Cyprus Post informs the public that the traditional postal services (regular mail, parcels, EMS Datapost) will resume on Friday, April 3, 2020, for the following destinations:1. Belgium2. Greece3. Germany4. United Kingdom5. United StatesPlease note that the terms and conditions of each service as well as the applicable restrictions will be in force. For example, dispatch of medicines is allowed without permission from the Ministry of Health provided that the shipment is from individual ...

31-03-2020 12:09

Ministerial Council decision increases to €300 the fine for violators of the Quarantine Law

Statement by the Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr. George SavvidesToday, the Council of Ministers approved a bill by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, which amends the amount of extrajudicial penalty that may be imposed on persons in violation of decrees of the Minister of Health, under the Quarantine Law, raising the fine to 300 Euros from 150 Euros.The extrajudicial fine of 300 Euros will be issued as at present, in most cases and to all those who act in contravention of t...

31-03-2020 11:55

Foreign Ministry announces cooperation with network of doctors to respond to medical needs of Cypriots abroad

Following relevant information previously provided, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the launch of cooperation with a network of Doctors set up to respond to the medical needs of Cypriot citizens currently abroad. Special arrangements have been made for the United Kingdom and Greece, the two countries hosting the largest concentration of Cypriots. Details are given below. Arrangements for the United Kingdom Cypriot citizens in the UK who need to contact a Doctor can do so by emaili...

31-03-2020 08:34

Announcement from the Cyprus Post

The Cyprus Post announce that today 31/03/2020 the following Post Offices will remain closed ːLarnaka AirportLiopetriou (ECH/ΙΚ)

30-03-2020 16:30

Minister of Health to issue new decree under the Quarantine Law Act

A new decree under the Quarantine Law Act will be issued today by Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou.In a statement to the press regarding the new measures to be issued, in order to tackle coronavirus, Mr. Ioannou noted the following:«In accordance with the powers vested in me by the Quarantine Law Act, on the basis of the Decision of the Council of Ministers dated 10 March 2020, a decree will be issued today, which defines the following:The right of entry into the Republic without the p...

30-03-2020 15:39

The Department of Antiquities will participate in the Light it Up Blue worldwide campaign

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that on the 2nd of April, on the occasion of International Autism Awareness Day, it will participate in the Light it Up Blue worldwide campaign, once more. By lighting blue important ancient monuments and museums throughout the island, the Department of Antiquities aims at raising social awareness with regards to the difficulties faced by persons in the Autism spectrum and their families. Once again, thi...

30-03-2020 15:16

Announcement by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security on the Special Scheme for Partial Suspension of Business and Provision of a Special Unemployment Benefit

The Special Scheme for Partial Suspension of Business and provision of a Special Unemployment Benefit is valid from 16/3/2020 to 12/4/2020 for:-Businesses (legal or natural persons who are employers) who have partially suspended their operation, that is, they have a turnover decline greater than 25% in March 2020 and are projecting a corresponding drop in turnover for April 2020, as compared to the corresponding months of the previous year and the decline in turnover is solely due to the sta...